The Family Life Center is often host to classes such as Hunter Education, Conceal & Carry and a variety of health and fitness classes to inform and challenge you. Classes may be short or long term and many have no fees involved. Stay tuned for upcoming learning experiences.

Conceal & Carry Class

David Stephens Instructor


This is a one day class which meets all the current requirements to apply for the Missouri Concealed Carry Permit. The course will use interactive lecture, discussion, hands on demonstrations, 3rd party teaching, video and live fire exercise to accomplish our goal of qualifying everyone in attendance in a safe, Christian and professional manner.

David is an NRA Certified Instructor and has taught this course since 2004

The class is open to both men and women, age 19 and older. The class is taught in a safe, Christian environment. NOTE: Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

This class will meet 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. or so (class size determines how long it takes to complete the live fire qualification portion). The classroom opens at 9:30 a.m. See listing below for scheduled dates.

Bring your lunch, snacks and drinks! We work through lunch and dinner.

Classroom Location:
First Baptist Church Arnold
2012 Missouri State Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
Room 10 in Family Life Center
Park in lot C and enter the building through the loading dock. Go straight ahead through the inside door and you will come to room 10.

Live Fire Portion Location:
Top Gun Indoor Shooting Range
4075 West Outer Road
Arnold, MO 63010
The cost of $100 covers the course, handouts, targets and your time on the range.

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING: Either a revolver or semi automatic to the class, borrow from a friend or rent from range, but do not buy one just for this class. Participants may not share a firearm in this class. You will need hearing protection and eye protection (instructor provides if you do not have).

You must fire at least 50 rounds for the test. You need to furnish your own ammunition, 50 rounds. The law does not require a particular caliber; the instructor recommends .22 cal to reduce your expense for the day.

Bring what you would like to eat (remember, we will work through lunch and dinner), a pad of paper, pen, and highlighter if you use one to learn; we will read and discuss the laws in depth. No live ammunition or loaded firearms are allowed in the classroom. Bring the firearm to class in cases or bags, not openly displayed.

True beginners - (I have never shot) will be accepted ONLY after discussion with David Stephens (636 475 4343).

This course will meet all requirements to apply for the Missouri Concealed Carry Permit. You will laugh and learn while meeting all Missouri State requirements. The instructor is an NRA Training Counselor, attends FBCA, and has taught this course since the law was passed.

Pre-registration is required! To register, click on the link below and complete the information. Payment is to be made the morning of the class by either check or cash. If you have problems registering, or have any questions; please call David Stephens at 636-475-4343.


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